Friday, January 29, 2010

Milk Carton Easter Basket

Posted by PicasaIs it spring yet? No, the snow is coming down and many inches of snow predicted for today. But I am in a Spring mood, Iam ready forwarm weather. Today I have a cute little basket which holds two milk cartons all decorated up for Easter. I love this Milk Carton Die, I will be getting a lot of use out of it for sure. The bunny nor chicks are SU but I will make another one all SU soon since I found my stamps, seems when I clean up my room I can't find anything. The fence is a MS punch and the grass is a strip of fringed Certainly Celery. The milk cartons are So Saffron and Rose Red.
Thanks for stopping by, don't to forget to leave a comment so I know you stopped by today!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Butterfly Birthday


Good evening, hope you have a good day! Today I am sharing a birthday card with butterflies made using the Beautiful Wings embosslit die from the Occasions mini catalog. The flower image is from the stamp set, Messages for Mom. The colors of the butterflies are Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron although the Rose Red looks like Real Red in the photo. I bought this set for the flower image, I just love it and enjoyed coloring it with Copics. The DP is from the Sweet Pea paper pad. Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Easter Blessings


These are one of my favorite flowers, not just because of their beauty but I know when I see them start to bloom Spring is near. Our weather has been so crazy around here this season and I saw some of the daffodil stems peeping through the ground in my yard, I sure hope the weather doesn't mess them up so that they don't bloom when they are supposed to. The stamps for this card are from the set, Abundant Hope, available in Occasions mini.

I mailed round 1 & 2 0f the Ribbon Share today, also mailed out the kits that were ordered between Jan 20 & 25. The ribbon should be here for round 3 & 4 by Friday and hopefully I will get that mailed on Monday. Still have 3 spaces for round 4 if you are interested. Contact me at dls8383@gmail.com to order a kit or ribbon share.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Follow your Heart


Good Tuesday morning! I have a Valentine card for you today. Don't you just love this beautiful glittered paper from the Sending Love collection. It's hard to pick a favorite pattern from the pack, they are all pretty. I used a sentiment from the Whimsical Words stamp set which is a Sale-a-bration item, love the font in this set. Another favorite is the Heart of Hearts embosslit die. Gotta go, I have Baby Dalton and he is very "needy" today, he is teething and he thinks if I am holding him all is good.
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Bird House


I love how this little bird house turned out, it is actually a little box and the roof comes off and has a lid attached inside it. I plan to use it as a little treat or gift box but it would also be cute to hold birdseed for a wedding. I found a very good video tutorial for this here. I have to admit it is time consuming but it is well worth it. Both my girls are getting room makeovers this Spring and they both want one of these in their room and Shelby has decided she wants a kind of outdoor theme with birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. I will share photos as we go. Thanks for stopping by!
If you got an email from saying that you was in Group 1 or 2 for the Ribbon Share, your ribbon will be mailed today. The ribbon should be here this week for Group 3 and I have started Group 4 so if you would like to get in on this one please let me know quickly since they tend to fill up fast. In case you missed that post $21 for 3 yards of each of the 10 colors of satin ribbon if you pick it up, $25 if I mail it.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ribbon Share Update


Thanks to all who have participated so far in my Ribbon Share, the ribbon is ordered and as soon as it gets here I will cut and distribute it. I have filled two shares and have 2 people on the next one which leaves 3 spaces yet available. Contact me soon if you want in on this. Details can be found here.

Haiti Fund Raiser









I have been overwhelmed by the news reports following the earthquake in Haiti and feel so helpless, I would love to be able to go there and physically do something to help those people whose needs are so great. I was hopeful that Stampin' Up would do something and I could be a part of that and then today they announced that they are going to donate $2.00 from the sale of the stamp set I (Heart) Hearts to the American Red Cross in Haiti. The Red Cross has been active in Haiti for many years and you can be assured they will spend the money in the best way possible for the needs there. I worked for Red Cross in Birmingham, Alabama several years ago and I can attest to the work they do. If you would like to order this stamp set, contact me at dls8383@gmail.com . To view the photo above better and get all the details go to http://stampthenightaway.stampinup.net/ and download the pdf.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bird House



Good morning! It seems like Monday since the kids were out of school yesterday. Today I have a cute little bird house made using the Fancy Favor die, I have seen a lot of these around using the Milk Carton die but I needed something a little bigger. I just love the Two-step Bird punch. I used the Square Scallop die for the roof and then ran it through with an embossing folder to make it look more like wood. I know my roof is a little crooked, I think Miss Sadie got hold of it before the glue dried. I will probably use this as a favor box for a birthday, we go to a birthday at least once a week. You may see a few kids birthday cards here since I have got to replenish my stash since I used my last one Saturday.




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Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Easter


Hope you are having a good Monday! Is it too early to make an Easter card? I don't send out very many Valentines and I have made several already so I thought I would do an Easter card for today. I love the Shades of Spring DP from the Occasions mini, they certainly get you thinking of Spring. I used Orchid Opulence and Certainly Celery card stock and cut the butterfly with the SU Beautiful Wings embosslit. It doesn't show up very well but the orchid circle where the butterfly is was embossed using the Perfect Details texturz plate.






I also want to let you know that I am going to offer a Ribbon Share again, the ribbon will be all 9 colors of 5/8 Satin Ribbon from page 27 of the Occasions mini plus the white satin ribbon from the regular catalog. The cost if you live locally will be $21.00 which includes s&h plus tax, if you need it mailed the cost will be $25.00. You will get 3 yards of 10 different colors. Let me know if you want to be part of this share, I only have 1 spot left but will do another one if i get 5 people, my email address is at the top in my banner.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wandering Words







Good Sunday afternoon! Whew, what a busy weekend..Shelby had Traveling Team Basketball Thursday after school and then All Stars practice after that and then on Friday evening both girls had a scouting event to go to. Saturday morning Sadie had a basketball game at 10:00 and Shelby had one a 12, then they went to a skating birthday party at 2:00 and then had a friend to stay the night after the party. We went to church this morning, had lunch and then Shelby left for a Night at the City Museum. Between running these girls around and cleaning up the mess we have had at our house, I have had little time for stamping. I do have a project I managed to get done late last night, this is a Valentine using the stamp set Wandering Words which is no longer available since it was in the Holiday Mini but I did use current paper and embellishments. I also made a little mailbox since the card has a mailbox on it, it is by sticking two nuggets together and wrapping DP around it. I saw this idea on Becky Roberts, Inking Idaho blog last year and thought it was really cute. Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Friends




Here is another card using the MOJO Monday sketch for this week. I used the stamp set Vintage Vogue, not sure what the paper is just know it is retired SU. Quick post today, we have had a sewage problem today and lots of cleaning left to do. Thanks for stopping by.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sweet Treat


I have been playing around with the Sweet Treat cups, I won't show you all my discards. I wanted to be able to access the candy without tearing up the card. Well after several attempts I think I have it. I didn't want to be limited to putting the treat only as far up on the card as the punch would reach, and finally it hit me, use the Movers and Shapers die! Now I don't have the Heart Shaper(I will be ordering it!) so I used the Curly Label which took a little extra work but for now it will have to do. The blue heart is attached to a piece of card stock that can be pulled in and out to allow the candy to be taken out of the hold in the back side. Thanks for stopping by, comments are welcome but I have had to moderate comments due to a comment that was left about 2 weeks ago that contained a link to an undesirable website. Why do some people have to ruin good intentions!!!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Love You Much


Good afternoon! I have got a lot accomplished today and even made a little time for stamping. I found a sketch at the MOJO Monday blog that I wanted to try and this is what I came up with. I really like the Valentine paper from the Occasions Mini. I used Chocolate chip with it(although it looks like black in the photo) and used the Heart of Hearts embosslit again, I am liking it as well. the sentiment comes from the stamp set, Whimsical Words and I added a little "bling" around the scallop circle. Hope you like it.


Thanks to Caren, Sarah, and Jennifer for ordering kits, they are on their way, enjoy! Don't forget to check out my Special Offer for this month as well as the Kit of the Month.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hello


Today I have another card made from Fox and Friends stamp set. I used a cuttlebug folder for the bottom chocolate chip piece and a scrap of paper from the Sweet Pea pad for the DP. The card base is So Saffron although it doesn't look like it in the photo. The sentiment is from the stamp set Hello Again which is one of the choices from the Sale-a-bration catalog. This year Stampin' Up will allow you to choose certain sets from the Idea Book & Catalog in place of the sets in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Thanks for stopping by!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fox and Friends


I played with more new stamps today, this is from Fox and Friends. All seven of the animals are so cute and would be perfect for kids birthday or new baby but I didn't need either of these so I chose to make a Thank You card. I haven't got all my thank yous done from Christmas so you may see a few more here in the next few days.
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Welcome Neighbor

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Good Saturday afternoon! For today I have a Fancy Favor box using paper from the paper pad in the Sale-a-bration catalog called Welcome Neighbor. The houses are on the front and the clouds are on the back side so I used less than a 6x6 piece. The tag was made using a stamp from the set, Bella's Bloom. I thought this would be cute to give to someone who just moved into your neighborhood filled with business cards or coupons from local restaurants, specialty shop, and of course my business card! When we moved to Alabama they had a Newcomers Club which I joined and they did something similar, then we met once a week at the restaurants that had donated the coupons. I thought this was a neat way to get to know the city and to get to know new people. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Tess!




I wasn't sure if I wanted to get this stamp set or not because I wasn't sure who I would send it to using some of the things you could add to her hand but you don't have to be limited to what comes with the stamp set. For this card, I used a sticker for the gift she is holding. I used paper from the Sweet Pea pad for the background and to paper piece her gift bag and her shirt. I used Copics to color the rest of her. the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Don't forget to check out my Special Offer this month as well as my Kit of the Month.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Heart Flowers


Good morning! We awoke to snow this morning, our first for the season. I also got quite a treat while looking outside my window, I saw two beautiful foxes running and playing in the snow. I tried to get a picture but they caught me and ran away. Today I have a case of the flowers made from the full heart punch which appeared in Stamping Success, which is a magazine for SU demonstrators. I used the cord buttons for the centers and wrapped bamboo skewers with ribbon for the stems.


I want to say thank you to Brenda, Angie, Lynn, Joyce, and Robin for taking advantage of the Special Offer I have going this month in conjunction with Sale-a-bration. Thanks to these ladies I made my minimum for the quarter in sales on the first day of Sale-a-bration !!!
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Kit of the Month















Good evening. I had an enjoyable day, my friend Robin came over and we designed and made a card and a favor box for her February Sorority meeting. I love the black, red, and white one, it just looks "classy" to me. This was some DP Robing brought over so I don't know where she got it. the pink and red one uses the Sending Love DP with real Red and Pretty in Pink. We used the Heart of Hearts embosslit for the hearts. The box is made with Box #2 die and we attached hearts to the ends of the ribbon using the tiny heart punch from the Occasions Mini catalog. You really have to click on the photos to enlarge so you can see all the detail.
This will be my Kit of the Month project for January. It will be the one in Real Red and Pretty in Pink. You will get enough materials to make 2 cards and 2 boxes. Email me for pricing, the more kits you order the less they will cost. I accept Paypal, personal check, and money order.



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SPECIAL OFFER

Today is the BIG day, 3 new catalogs from SU!!! You can check these out on my side bar. I did mail them out to all my customers but something happened and SU didn't get them mailed, they said they will mail them sometime this month. If you need one, let me know and I will send it out. I also have even BETTER news!!! I am offering 15% off all orders over $50.00 from today through Jan 20th and you also get a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well.

I also wanted to let you know about the HEART SHAPED TREAT CUPS and coordinating STAMP SET that are available starting today. These are not in any of the catalogs but there is a PDF you can click on on my sidebar to check these out.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Friends


Good evening. My kids go back to school tomorrow and I hate to say it but I am ready. They had been so good until yesterday and they fought all day over nothing, I think they are going to be glad to see their friends. We have been inside together too long. I was able to get a little stamping early this morning. I used the set Vintage Vogue for this card with the Sending Love Specialty paper. I had made a box earlier using these same colors so I made a card to go with it. I will show you the box tomorrow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

With All My Heart


Good evening, hope you have had a good weekend and a good start to 2010. Today I have another Sneak Peak from the Occasions Mini but guess what, tomorrow you can order from the catalog and if you order $50.00 before taxes and shipping you can pick something from the Sale-a-bration catalog. For my card today, I used the stamp set With All My Heart. The DP is from the Sweet Pea pad
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